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Buyout

A buyout is the purchase of a company’s shares in which the acquiring party gains controlling interest of the targeted firm. A leveraged buyout (LBO) is accomplished by borrowed money or by issuing more stock. Buyout strategies are often seen as a fast way for a company to grow because it allows the acquiring firm…

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Business plans

A formal statement of business goals, the strategies and how you intend to achieve those goals. It can serve various purposes from securing external funding to measuring success within a company.

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Business cycle

The period (normally 12 calendar months) during which the fluctuating activities of a business form a pattern (i.e. as peaks and troughs)

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Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper performs the day-to-day accounting-related tasks of recording financial transactions. Bookkeeping is only a small part of the entire accounting function.

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Bond

Also known as loan finance/ debt security or in very simple terms an IOU (commonly used as such in America).

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Base rate

The overnight interest rate that the Bank of England charges to banks for lending to them.

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Bankruptcy

A process by which a borrower who is unable to honour debts due, has its assets valued and in some cases sold off to settle those debts.

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Balance Sheet

A statement of the financial position of a company showing its assets, liabilities and ownership interest.

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